Financial: Kristy Weissling and Sarah Wallace receive compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.
Non-Financial: Kristy Weissling and Sarah Wallace have no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Sarah E. Wallace, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Sarah E. Wallace PhD, CCC-SLP is an Associate Professor and Program Director for the Adult Language and Cognition clinic in the Speech-Language Pathology Department at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Wallace also directs the Communication and Cognition Lab (https://www.facebook.com/CommunicationAndCognitionLab/). Dr. Wallace is a certified speech-language pathologist with clinical experience providing services to individuals with…Read full bio
Kristy Weissling, SLP.D., CCC-SLP
Kristy Weissling, SLP.D., CCC-SLP, is an Associate Professor of Practice at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She received her B.S. and M.S. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She received her professional doctorate in speech language pathology from Nova Southeastern University in 2006. She is the on-campus clinic coordinator and is one of four investigators on the…Read full bio
1. Intervention for Adults with Aphasia
This chapter will cover information related to AAC interventions for people with aphasia. The chapter will cover broadly the types of AAC systems and strategies most often used by people with aphasia including no, low, and high technology strategies. Finally, the chapter will cover information related to a multimodal intervention that may be used to teach people with aphasia to flexibility use AAC strategies to achieve strategic competence.
2. Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury
This chapter will describe AAC interventions appropriate for people with TBI. The speakers will provide information on a wide range of AAC devices and strategies that are most appropriate for people with TBI. Additionally, intervention strategies to address the cognitive deficits that often accompany communication impairments in this population will be discussed.